Chris Willman
August 20, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Tambourine

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Tift Merritt
Producers
Lost Highway

We gave it an A-

While Tift Merritt?s debut established her alt-country chops, this follow-up Tambourine finds her hitting the Dusty trail?as in ”Dusty in Memphis”’ blue-eyed soul. Maybe ”Al in Memphis” is even more apropos, given the mostly upbeat nature of a set that mixes rousing R&B horns with Heartbreaker Mike Campbell?s understated guitar. Merritt?s voice is a magical combination of cool reserve and effortless warmth; when she serenades a ”Good Hearted Man,” you suspect he?s getting a pretty grand ticker in return.

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST